The final P-REACT trial was conducted in Bologna on 31st of March. Three different use cases were successfully tested in a restricted area within a bus depot, to check and demonstrate the effectiveness of the P-REACT platform in detecting and managing typical anti-social behaviours and petty crimes in public transport field. People fighting at the bus stop, a bag snatching at the bus stop and some graffiti on a parked bus were staged by actors and duly detected by the P-REACT cameras.
Live videos from the trial area were screened in the Control Room, where more than 40 targeted stakeholders and potential end users – coming from organising and public authorities, law enforcement and security agencies, transport companies and operators, researchers and developers -, were introduced to the P-REACT platform and had the opportunity to attend the trial by real time videos.
The meeting, and the rich panel discussion that followed the test demonstration, represented a fruitful opportunity for project partners to thoroughly describe the potential of the platform and the benefits of its implementation in a real world scenario. After the demonstration and the discussion, the P-REACT consortium received a first evaluation and feedback directly by potential end-users coming from several business areas through a questionnaire.
Also due to the success of the test demonstration, some attendees showed their interest in deepening the evaluation of the P-REACT system and considered the possibility to be part of future testing.
Presentations of the Bologna Trial can be downloaded by clicking the following links: